Professional Development Workshops

Graduate Student Success Series

Collaborating with a number of units across campus, the Graduate Net brings together a free workshop series to help enhance your graduate experience in all stages of your career. The workshops will help you sharpen your skills in the areas of academic, professional/career, and personal development. The workshops will help graduate students learn about resources and strategies to maximize their success at Fresno State and beyond.

Please come back and revisit the schedule as we add dates and workshops to the series.

For questions or ZOOM presentations, please contact Andrea Cortes at andreacm@csufresno.edu.

Academic Development Workshop

These workshops focus on supporting graduate students academic development. In collaboration with the Graduate Writing Studio and the Henry Madden Library, we offer workshops that will prepare you to write that next paper, from using online library tools to formatting your thesis or dissertation. Additional workshops guide students in applying for graduate research fellowships, presenting and publishing their work, and other topics important for successful researchers.

Professional Development

Partnering with the Career Development Services and SupportNet, we offer workshops to prepare you for life after graduation. These workshops include career support, resume assistance, networking, preparing for interviews, establishing successful mentoring relationships, and writing successful PhD applications.

Personal Development

Collaborating with SupportNet and the Student Health & Counseling Center, we are happy to offer workshops focused on graduate student needs. These workshops will present tips and strategies to help graduate students battle common stressors facing graduate students, improve time management, and healthy living.

Dates

September

Friday Drop-ins at the Graduate Study Center:

Writing Studio - Formatting Fridays

(September 15, 22, 29) - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Stats Studio – Drop-In Fridays

(September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Stats Studio also available for drop-in appointments on Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m.

Librarian Drop-In Appointments

(September1, 8, 15, 22, 29) - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Beginning EndNote:

Friday, September 1, 8:30 am - 10:00 am Henry Madden Library 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies, and use Cite While you Write. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Warming up with Excel:

Tuesday, September 5, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of Microsoft Excel. We will cover the layout of Excel, entering data into excel, some useful functions, and how to make some basic tables and charts. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Warming up with Excel:

Wednesday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of Microsoft Excel. We will cover the layout of Excel, entering data into excel, some useful functions, and how to make some basic tables and charts. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Introduction to APA Style:

Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Henry Madden Library 2127

This session will provide an introduction to APA style based on the APA Manual - 6th edition. We will spend some time discussing citations and references. Bring your APA 6th Edition Manual. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Beginning EndNote:

Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies, and use Cite While you Write. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Critical Skimming & Note taking:

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Online via ZOOM

Brush up on your reading and note-taking skills.  Learn some new strategies that will help you read critically and take effective notes. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Warming up with Excel:

Monday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of Microsoft Excel. We will cover the layout of Excel, entering data into excel, some useful functions, and how to make some basic tables and charts. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Introduction to MLA:

Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2138

This workshop is intended to introduce and review important requirements for graduate students who utilize The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) manual. We will be discussing up-to-date standards (8th Edition) for accurate documentation, in-text citations, works cited pages, and research methods commonly employed by students of the Humanities

Thinking Ahead:

Tuesday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover some planning strategies, creating a tabular data set, and some intermediate techniques in Microsoft Excel. We will cover the importance of planning out a data set before data collection, using multiple sheets, constants, and the data dictionary. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Thinking Ahead:

Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Intermediate: This workshop will cover some planning strategies, creating a tabular data set, and some intermediate techniques in Microsoft Excel. We will cover the importance of planning out a data set before data collection, using multiple sheets, constants, and the data dictionary. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Beginning EndNote:

Thursday, September 14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies, and use Cite While you Write. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Lit Reviews and Google Tools:

Thursday, September 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2127

This workshop is designed to help students understand the concept of a literature review and give the practical strategies for completing a lit review using Google Tools. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Thinking Ahead:

Monday, September 18, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover some planning strategies, creating a tabular data set, and some intermediate techniques in Microsoft Excel. We will cover the importance of planning out a data set before data collection, using multiple sheets, constants, and the data dictionary. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Thesis Submission Process:

Tuesday, September 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2108

This session reviews thesis submission and review and identifies resources available to make the process easy and efficient. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

Developing Your Scholarly Voice:

Tuesday, September 19, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2138

This workshop utilizes the concept of "write what you know" to help student s build confidence as writers/researchers, not fall into a pattern of imitative writing, and perfect their own particular scholarly voice. We will discuss research management, the drafting process, self-imposed deadline s, revision strategies, perspective taking, and close reading to help students gain ownership over their acquired knowledge and harness their own style of information relay.  (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

“Excel”ing with Pivot Tables:

Tuesday, September 19, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the usefulness of pivot tables in Microsoft Excel. We will cover the importance of setting up data to properly display it with a pivot table, a useful tool managing and manipulating small or large data sets very quickly and easily.

“Excel”ing with Pivot Tables:

Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the usefulness of pivot tables in Microsoft Excel. We will cover the importance of setting up data to properly display it with a pivot table, a useful tool managing and manipulating small or large data sets very quickly and easily.

Academic Writing: Entering the Conversation:

Thursday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2108

In this discussion, you'll learn and understand how writing at the graduate level means preparing yourself to enter the academic conversation in your field of study.

Beginning EndNote:

Friday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies, and use Cite While you Write. (by: Graduate Writing Studio)

“Excel”ing with Pivot Tables:

Monday, September 25, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the usefulness of pivot tables in Microsoft Excel. We will cover the importance of setting up data to properly display it with a pivot table, a useful tool managing and manipulating small or large data sets very quickly and easily.

“Excel”ent analyses:

Tuesday, September 26, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the Analysis Toolpak add-on in Excel. We will cover how to activate the add-on and how to run some of the analyses.

“Excel”ent analyses:

Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the Analysis Toolpak add-on in Excel. We will cover how to activate the add-on and how to run some

of the analyses.

October

To register for the worshops please use the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/jbWtjRhPNKveZpeB2

Introduction to SPSS:

Thursday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 0102

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of SPSS. We will cover the basics of SPSS, the difference between data view and variable view, computing a variable, and how to set up each variable.

T-Tests in SPSS:

Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover three types of t-tests in SPSS: one-sample t-test, paired/dependent-samples t-test, and independent-samples t-test. We will cover when to use each test, how to run each test, and how to interpret the output for each test.

Beginning Endnote:

Wednesday, October 11,  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Madden 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies, and use Cite While You Write. Room 2127 has Laptops with EndNote downloaded onto them.

APA Style - Top 10 Tips:

Thursday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Madden 2137

This session will highlight common issues that need attention when using APA style. Accuracy in citations and reference lists, proper rendering of tables and figures, and use of abbreviations and numbers will be some of the topics covered. Bring your APA 6th Edition Manual!

Lit Reviews and Google Tools:

Tuesday, October 17,  11:00 a.m. - NOON Madden 2127

This workshop is designed to help students understand the concept of a literature review and give the practical strategies for completing a lit review using Google Tools.

An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA):

Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM (link: https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/843741759)

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the ANOVA in SPSS. We will cover when to use an ANOVA, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test.

A Simple Look at Simple Regression:

Thursday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Location TBA

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the simple regression in SPSS. We will cover when to use a simple regression, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test.

Graduate Funding Opportunities:

Thursday, October 19,  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Madden 2127

Learn how to find money, including scholarships, fellowships, travel stipends, and project dollars, through the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online.

ZOOM WORKSHOP! Critical Skimming and Note-Taking:

Saturday, October 21: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Online via ZOOM

Brush up on your reading and note-taking skills. Learn some new strategies that will help you read critically and take effective notes.

Developing your Scholarly Voice:

Tuesday, October 24: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Madden 2137

This workshop utilizes the concept of "write what you know" to help student s build confidence as writers/researchers, not fall into a pattern of imitative writing, and perfect their own particular scholarly voice. We will discuss research management, the drafting process, self-imposed deadline s , revision strategies, perspective taking, and close reading to help students gain ownership over their acquired knowledge and harness their own style of information relay.

Introduction to R with Rstudio:

Tuesday, October 24, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover some of the basics of R and its coding. We will cover the basics of R, what R Studio is, computing a variable, how to set up variables, and how to call tabular data.

Introduction to APA Style:

Thursday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Online via ZOOM

This session will provide an introduction to APA style based on the APA Manual - 6th edition. We will spend some time discussing citations and references. Have your APA 6th Edition Manual handy! This workshop will be offered virtually via ZOOM. The meeting link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

To register for the worshops please use the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/jbWtjRhPNKveZpeB2

November

 

To register for the worshops please use the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/cuPYRY35VLSPuHuj2 

 

Introduction to SPSS:

Monday, November 6, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of SPSS. We will cover the basics of SPSS, the difference between data view and variable view, computing a variable, and how to set up each variable.  (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

An Analysis of Varience (ANOVA):

Tuesday, November 7, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the ANOVA in SPSS. We will cover when to use an ANOVA, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Google Tools & Lit Reviews:

Tuesday, November 7, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2127

This workshop is designed to help students understand the concept of a literature review and give the practical strategies for completing a lit review using Google Tools.

T-Tests in SPSS:

Monday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Intermediate: This workshop will cover three types of t-tests in SPSS: one-sample t-test, paired/dependent-sample t-test, and independent-samples t-test. We will cover when to use each test, how to run each test, and how to interpret the output for each test.  (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

A Simple Look at Simple Regression:

Tuesday, November 14, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the simple regression in SPSS. We will cover when to use a simple regression, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Analysis of Power with G Power:

Thursday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Beginner: This workshop will cover calculating statistical power in G Power. We will cover what statistical power is, how to calculate it, and how to interpret it.  (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Tips and Qualtrics:

Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online via ZOOM

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of Qualtrics, a free service offered to Fresno State students. We will cover how to make a survey, implement the survey, and review the data. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

Chi-square in SPSS:

Thursday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Henry Madden Library 2119

Beginner: This workshop will cover the chi-square test of independence and the goodness of fit in SPSS. We will cover when to use each test, how to run each test, and how to interpret the output for each test. (by: Graduate Statistics Studio)

December

Check back later!